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12 Day Nordic Winter Experience

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Treat yourself to the ultimate, winter experience across 5 Nordic countries! Spend 12 magical, cosy days touring Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia with 7 overnight stays, 2 overnight cruises and iconic experiences including castles, palaces, statues and villages with a professional English-speaking tour leader. Explore Copenhagen and warm to the festive season at the charming Tivoli Gardens. Float over to Oslo and wander the Spikersuppa Christmas Market, tasting seasonal delicacies along the way. Drive through Sweden and Norway in an air-conditioned coach and stroll through Stockholm’s Old Town. Experience traditional Swedish life and meet farm animals at Skansen’s open-air museum before heading to the Christmas market in Gamla Stan. Sail from Sweden to Finland on a Silja ferry and explore the happiest country in the world, Helsinki – home to the elaborate, traditionally decorated Aleksanterinkatu, the official Christmas street. Visit the famous Rock Church before embarking on a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia, all the while enjoying baking gingerbread and drinking warm cups of delicious spiced wine, Glögi.

YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

  • Airfares & taxes with full service carrier.

We’ll get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy return flights & taxes with a full-service carrier included in the price!

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation and 2 cabin nights 

Enjoy a total of 9 nights accommodation during your tour. Your accommodation is sorted as you make your way through Europe!

  • Daily breakfast 

Feast on a delicious breakfast every day when you pull up a seat for breakfast during your tour. For more information check out the itinerary.

  • Copenhagen-Oslo overnight cruise with breakfast and dinner in private cabin with ensuite and Stockholm-Helsinki overnight cruise with breakfast and dinner in private cabin with ensuite

Enjoy two overnight cruises from Copenhagen to Oslo and Stockholm to Helsinki on your Flight Centre Exclusive holiday. On your overnight cruises enjoy a private cabin and daily breakfast on us.

  • Return ferry Helsinki-Tallinn-Helsinki with dinner on board.

Enjoy an included return ferry trip to Tallinn, Estonia from Helsinki. Not your typical stop on a European bucket list journey but boy is it worth it. The capital of Estonia impresses cruise guests with its mix of medieval houses, modern boutiques and café culture. Venture inside the ancient walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle and a 15th Century apothecary shop.

  • All airport transfers

The last thing you want to do on your holiday is stress about how you’re going to get from A to B in Europe. With us, you won’t have to worry! Enjoy transfers on us this holiday!

  • Air-conditioned coach transportation

Get around in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when touring Europe this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat!

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees

There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered! We’ve included all your sightseeing & entry fees to Tivoli Gardens amusement park and Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Skansen Open-Air Museum and Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, Rock Church entry in Helsinki and Viimsi Open Air Museum in entry Tallinn.

  • Locally guided tours in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn

Enjoy included locally guided tours in all cities whilst your tour with Flight Centre Exclusives.

  • English-speaking tour guides

Don’t miss out on a thing holiday! Your tour includes English-speaking tour guide(s).

PLUS FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit 5 Nordic countries; Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia.
  • Tour Copenhagen with a local guide.
  • See the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain and Nyhavn Canal.
  • Tour sprawling Christiansborg Castle.
  • View the famous Tivoli Gardens lit up for Christmas.
  • Explore cosmopolitan Oslo on a guided tour.
  • Taste seasonal delicacies at Oslo’s Spikersuppa Christmas Market.
  • Stay in Stockholm, the ‘Venice of the North’.
  • Experience the unique flavours of Christmas at Skansen Christmas market.
  • Sail from Sweden to Finland on a Silja ferry.
  • Visit Helsinki’s famous Rock Church and other iconic buildings.
  • Compare the ornate Christmas window dressings in Aleksanterinkatu.
  • Tour Tallinn, in Baltic Estonia.
  • Visit a traditional Estonia village, taste local beverages and bake ginger bread.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional tipping: Approx EUR€2-4 per person, per day while touring (not expected but appreciated by driver and Tour Leader).
  • Tourist visa (not required for Australian passport holders)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Travel insurance (mandatory; speak with your Travel Consultant about Travel Insurance options)

PRICE

From $4499*pp ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PRICE

Single Supplement available $1035. Based on in a standard room

DEPOSIT

  • Deposit is $2560 per person
  • Deposit is non-refundable

Balance is due 90 days before departure

PURCHASE BY

21 February 2020

BOOK BY

21 March 2020

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Day 1: Australia – In transit (in-flight meals)

Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth to Copenhagen, Denmark today! Fly with Thai, Qatar, KLM, Singapore, British Airways, Emirates or another full-service airline, Subject to availability.

Note: Due to Flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on the day before (Day 0)

Day 2: Copenhagen, Denmark (in-flight Meals)

Welcome to Europe! Upon arrival into the Copenhagen Airport, be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Copenhagen (B)

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a guided tour into the heart of Copenhagen, full of historical buildings and ancient streets. See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Residences of Amalienborg Palace and Nyhavn Canal with its charming restaurants and picturesque cafes, the Christianborg Castle, the home of Danish Parliament, the Royal Opera House and many more sights.

Day 4: Copenhagen (B & D)

Today, visit the impressive Christianborg Palace. This complex contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State, the Royal Reception room includes the Tower Room and the Oval Throne Room, where foreign ambassadors to Denmark are received by the Queen.

Overnight, sail from Copenhagen to Oslo on a DFDS Seaways ferry. Stay in a Seaview Cabin with en suite and single beds. Dinner is included.

Day 5: Oslo (B)

After breakfast onboard and disembarking, tour Oslo with the experienced local guide. Admire the Royal Palace, National Theatre, Parliament, waterfront Opera House and the medieval Akershus fortress. Enjoy time to wander the peaceful Frogner Park and adjacent Vigeland Park, filled with the sculptural works of Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland. After the guided tour, visit the Spikersuppa Christmas market to try local delicacies and browse traditional handicrafts.

Day 6: Stockholm (approx 520kms) (B)

Relax and soak up incredible views as the comfortable, air-conditioned coach travels through Sweden and into Norway today. Stop in picturesque Karlstad for lunch (not included) and a break, before concluding with check in to the hotel in Stockholm.

Day 7: Stockholm (B)

Today’s tour of Stockholm, often referred to as the Venice of the North, starts in the Fjällgatan neighbourhood. See magnificent views of the Swedish capital, spread out over 14 islands with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. Visit the Old Town with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, the Royal Palace, Cathedral, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize award festivities take place. The tour also visits the recreational island Djurgården, where many fine museums are found.

Later, visit Skansen; the oldest open-air museum in the world and home to Stockholm zoo, with animals native to Scandinavia. It is beautifully located on Royal Djurgården with spectacular views over Stockholm. 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country were disassembled and transported here.

Since 1903 the Christmas market at Skansen has become a holiday tradition. Stroll around the stalls and booth and stock up on traditional Christmas food and handicrafts.

In the evening explore Stockholm on your own. Visit the Christmas market in Gamla Stan, try mulled wine (glögg), gingerbread cookies and pick up some traditional Swedish handicraft.

Day 8: Stockholm – Helsinki (B, D)

After breakfast, visit Drottningholm Palace; Sweden’s best-preserved royal palace. Constructed in the seventeenth century. It remains the permanent residence of the royal family and is a World Heritage Site.

Later be transferred to the ferry terminal for your sailing from Sweden to Finland. The SIlja Line ship has multiple entertainment areas, dining options and bars. Relax in your private A-Class Outside Cabin with en suite and dinner included onboard.

Day 9: Helsinki (B)

Sail into Helsinki this morning and enjoy breakfast onboard. Then, be guided on a tour of this fascinating and stylish city. See the famous Rock Church and Senate Square – surrounded by the Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki, the Senate, the University and Library of Helsinki. Also visit the Sibelius monument, Olympic stadium, and striking new Opera House.

After the guided tour enjoy free time to explore Aleksanterinkatu, the official Christmas street of Helsinki, where shop windows are lavishly decorated to out-do each other and over 120 Christmas market stalls enliven the heart of the city.

Day 10: Helsinki (B)

Start the day with breakfast before being transferred to the ferry terminal and your day trip to Tallinn Estonia!

On arrival, you’ll be met and guided on a tour of Tallinn’s most significant landmarks. Admire Alexandre Nevski church, Dome Church and the 13-14 century castle and the seat of the Estonian Parliament. There will be time for photos and to take in the views of the medieval town-wall and its towers. Then walk down to the Town Hall Square with the 15th century Town Hall, 15th century pharmacy and the buildings of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads.

Later, visit the Viimsi Open Air Musuem and an authentic coastal village while observing the Tallinn City lights across the bay. Try your hand at baking gingerbread and enjoy them with traditional warm Christmas beverages while learning about Estonian Christmas traditions.

Return by ferry to Helsinki this evening, with dinner provided onboard.

Day 11: Helsinki – Australia (B, in-flight Meals)

Check out of your Helsinki hotel after breakfast this morning and be transferred to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Day 12: Arrive Home


ACCOMMODATION
Various 3.5-4 Star local ratings

COPENHAGEN

  • Scandic Weber
  • Comfort Vesterbro
  • Scandic The Square
  • Scandic Copenhagen

OSLO

  • First Millennium
  • Thon Munch
  • Comfort Grand Central
  • Scandic St. Olavs Plass
  • Scandic Olso City

STOCKHOLM

  • Clarion Stockholm
  • Scandic Grand Central
  • Best Western Plus Time Hotel

HELSINKI

  • Scandic Grand Marina
  • Scandic Meilaht
  • Clarion Hotel Helsinki

PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION

$475 per night twin-share room only (excludes transfers) in Copenhagen

POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION
$335 per night twin-share room only (excludes transfers) in Helsinki

STOPOVER PACKAGES

  • Bangkok 2 nights: From $400 per person twin share, room only including transfers
  • Doha 2 nights: From $450 per person twin share, room only including transfers

EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND
$150 per person

  • A break free for early arrivals, stay behinds or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets.
  • Transfers and hotels are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements.
  • Additional collection for any airfare difference may apply.

2020 TRAVEL DATES

  • 20, 27 November 2020
  • 4 December 2020

TRAVEL DATES

  • Selected dates from 20 November 2020 – 4 December 2020

Please see the Departures tab for full details.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

PRICES

  • All prices are subject to change and AUD per person twin-share unless otherwise specified.

DEPOSIT

  • Deposit $2560 per person
  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Balance is due 90 days prior to departure

PASSPORTS

  • Copies of passports valid for 6 months beyond trip completion is strictly required at the time of booking. You are liable for all fees due to incorrect or incomplete full names, or passports lacking the required validity.

VISA

  • Tourist visas are not required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Scandinavia and the Baltics region for 90 days or less. Other passport holders should check with their embassy.

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 20kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 7kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Electronic documentation including e-tickets are generally emailed within two weeks of departure of your core tour, irrespective of early departures, pre-tour extensions or stopovers.

FLIGHTS

  • Fly return from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth to Copenhagen with a full service airline, subject to availability.
  • The default full service carrier included in your package will be provided when you receive your final documentation. Example default carriers include: Thai, Qatar, KLM, Singapore, British Airways, Emirates or similar.
  • We will associate frequent flyer membership numbers to your booking but note that accrual of benefits is determined by the airline based on the prevailing fare issued.
  • Please contact your travel consultant at the time of booking for premium economy and business class upgrade quotes.
  • All flights or airfare related fees and costs are due immediately upon confirmation by cash payment. Frequent flyer points redemption is not permitted.
  • Pre-set airline meals can be requested at the time of booking (or no later than one week before departure) and is subject to availability.
  • All flights may involve up to two transits.

ITINERARY

  • The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
  • The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.

TIPPING

  • Approx EUR€2-4 per person, per day while touring (not expected but appreciated by driver and Tour Leader).

HOTELS

  • Reference hotels are listed and may be substituted with properties of a similar standard. Final hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation. All hotel ratings are self-rated locally. All rooms are lead-in type.

CHILD POLICY

  • Persons under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 18 years or older.

TRIPLE SHARE

  • Triple share is not available on this tour.

REFUND POLICY

  • All costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

GROUP SIZE

  • Minimum 15 passengers required to operate, maximum 40 passengers per vehicle.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and payable to the operator while on tour in local currency. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY

  • It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour group and guide for the entirety of the tour. Any departure or deviation from the set tour itinerary is strictly prohibited. Penalties including cancellation of remaining accommodation and other arrangements will be enforced.

BREAK FEE

  • A ‘break fee’ for early arrivals, stay behind or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets. Transfers are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements.

TRANSFERS

  • Group transfers are at designated times. Transfers outside designated group arrangements incur additional costs. No refunds are provided for unused transfers.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is mandatory. Please contact your travel consultant for a quote on discounted insurance.

REFUND POLICY

  • All trip costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

COMPLAINTS POLICY

  • All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Formal complaints must be submitted within 14 days of tour completion.

DIETARY

  • Special meals may be available on request. Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements. Certain meals can be requested for the flights at the time of booking, subject to availability.

FITNESS

  • A basic level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with intermittent breaks. This tour is not suitable for people requiring assistance or walking aid.

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • WEATHER: Early Winter in the Baltic region has crisp, short days and temperatures averaging 1-5 degrees Celsius. Pack a good winter coat and warm boots.

PASSENGER INFOMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

  • All amendments and changes are subject to a $150 fee per person, per change. Amendments and changes requested within 60 days of departure for travel will incur a $350 fee per person, per change.

*FROM PRICE EX SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, ADELAIDE AND PERTH. PURCHASE BY 21 FEBRUARY 2020 & BOOK BY 21 MARCH 2020. Prices are correct at the time of publication, are twin share per person, may change without notice & are subject to availability. Restrictions & conditions apply. See website for full terms, conditions & travel dates. Prices quoted are on sale until 21 FEBRUARY 2020 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Additional fees, including surcharges & visa fees specific to your departure date may apply. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Please ask us for further details or visit our website at www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au. Flight Centre Exclusives provides holiday packages offered by Ignite Holidays Pty Ltd & is a subsidiary of Ignite Travel Group. ATAS Accreditation No. A10345.

Additional fees, including surcharges and visa fees specific to your departure date may apply. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Please ask us for further details or visit our website at www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au. Flight Centre Exclusives provides holiday packages offered by Ignite Holidays Pty Ltd and is a subsidiary of Ignite Travel Group. ATAS Accreditation No. A10345.

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